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“Reading Takes You Everywhere!”


WLPL 2018 Summer Reading Club
For all children ages 1 to those who have just completed grade 6
Register: May 21 to July 15
Read: May 21 to July 31
Collect Prizes: June 4 to August 11
Children may register for the club at the children’s desk.
Please note: The library does not open until 12:00 (noon) on the following days: Thursday, May 24, & Thursday, June 28.
It opens at 1:00 p.m. on Sundays.

 

Lap Sit Program Director

 

 

Interested in having fun learning about all things science, tech, and engineering? Come to after-school STEM Club for Grades 2-6! 

STEM Club will feature a different topic and related project each event. Throughout the year program participants will get to try their hands at coding, circuitry, health and human science, and much more! Program are every other Thursday from 4:30-5:45 pm. STEM Club is open to kids in Grades 2-6 (parents and younger siblings are free to explore the library during the program).

Upcoming programs:

May 10 - Tech Take-Apart: Disassemble old household electronics to see what's inside! (Register here)

May 24 - Rowdy Robotics with Westside Boiler Invasion (Register here)

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for questions.

 

Past Programs:

Thursday, January 18, 4:30-5:45 – Life in Space with Purdue Space Day

Thursday, Feb 1, 4:30-5:45 Aerodynamics with Purdue Orbital

Thursday, Feb 15. 4:30-5:45 Candy Chemistry

Thursday, March 1  4:30-5:45  Forensic Fun!

March 15  CANCELLED 

March 29 - Forensics Fun Part 2! with guests from Purdue Chemistry  AT CAPACITY!

April 12 - TBD with guests from Purdue Engineering Academy for Kids! 

April 26 - TBD Environmental Science


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May 2018 - Children's Department News

Weekly Programs

Preschool Story & Craft Times
Tuesday & Friday: 10:30 a.m.; Thursdays at 4:15 p.m.
Story times are for children ages 2 and older and their families or caregivers.
Location: Children’s Activity Room. Free; no registration

Lap Sit every Monday at 10:30 and 11:15 a.m. in the Children’s Activity Room
     This program is for babies, toddlers, and their parents or caregivers. Make new friends while listening to simple stories and learning finger plays and songs with Miss Amanda. Free; no registration.

     Please note: There will be no lap sit on May 28th, as the library will be closed.

Memorial Day

***The Library will be closed on Monday, May 28th, in observance of
Memorial Day ***

 

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***Special Programs for children and their Families or Caregivers***

 

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Lego Builders Club

Saturday, May 12 Time: 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Walnut & Elm Rooms

     Children in preschool through grade 6 will have the opportunity to build with the library’s collection of Lego blocks. Children who are 8 & younger must be accompanied by an adult. No fee or registration. Come and build and have fun! The children’s creations will be placed on display in cases on the first floor near the children’s department for 3 weeks.

 

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2018 Summer Reading Program: “Reading Takes You Everywhere!”

      Our summer reading program is for children who are age 1 through those who have just completed grade 6, so it is for listeners as well as readers. Children are not required to have a library card.

     Participants will receive a bag, a bookmark, and a reading record form on which they will list the books they read or the time they spend reading during the summer. Parents of pre-school children will record the titles of books that they read to their children.

     Children may collect the 1st level prize after reading 12 books (or a total of 6 hours) and the 2nd level (final) prize after reading 24 books (or a total of 12 hours). For the best selection of prizes, children should collect them as soon they reach their goals. Children may not repeat the program.

     Special programs will be offered on most Wednesdays and Saturdays in June and July. Please check the children’s section of the library’s web site and posters in the children’s department for information about the programs. All programs are free. Some events might require registration.

Register: May 21st  – July 15th

 Read: May 21st – July 31st

Collect Prizes: June 4th – August 11th

 

 

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Weekly Programs

Preschool story times: Tuesday & Friday: 10:30 a.m.; Thursdays at 4:15 p.m.
Story times are for children ages 2 and older and their families or caregivers.
Location: Children’s Activity Room. No Registration
Please note: This is NOT a drop off program. An adult must accompany children at the story time.

Lap Sit every Monday at 10:30 & 11:15 a.m. in the Children’s Activity Room
     Babies, toddlers, preschool children and their parents or caregivers are welcome to attend our lap sit program. Make new friends while listening to simple stories and learning finger plays and songs with Miss Amanda. Free; no registration
     Unfortunately, Amanda Bean’s last day will be June 25, as her family will be growing, but we are hoping to hire a new lap sit leader by the end of June. Check the children’s page of the library web site to learn if there will be a substitute, a replacement, or an informal playgroup.

 

Activities for children in June – Not part of the Summer Reading Program

 

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Reading to the Bunny, Cat, and Dogs!
Saturday, June 23; Time: 2 to 3 p.m. Place: Walnut & Elm Rooms


Important: Register between Monday, June 4, and Friday, June 22.
Presented by members of Caring Paws. Come and read to a certified therapy rabbit, cat, or dog. Readers should bring a book from home or select one when they arrive at the library. This program is for children ages 4 and older who are reading.

 

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2018 Summer Reading Program: “Reading Takes You Everywhere!”

     Our summer reading program is for children who are age 1 through those who have just completed grade 6, so it is for listeners as well as readers. Children are not required to have a library card to enroll in the program.

     Participants will receive a bag, a bookmark, and a reading record on which they will list the books they read or the time they spend reading during the summer. Parents of pre-school children will record the titles of books that they read to their children.

     Children will collect prizes during the summer as they work toward and reach their reading goals. **** The first day to collect prizes will be June 4, and the last day will be August 11. ****

     Children may collect the 1st level prize after reading 12 books (or a total of 6 hours) and the 2nd level (final) prize after reading 24 books (or a total of 12 hours). For the best selection of prizes, children should collect them as soon they reach their goals. Children may not repeat the program.

Register: May 21st – July 15th; Read: May 21st – July 31st

Collect Prizes: June 4th – August 11th

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Summer Reading Program Special Events for Children & their Families
@ The West Lafayette Public Library
June 2018

All programs are free and begin at 2 p.m. and last until 3:00, unless indicated otherwise.


SATURDAY, JUNE 2:       Rainforest Animal Crafts
Wednesday, June 6:        Chalk murals in the amphitheater  (Rain location: Walnut & Elm Rooms)
SATURDAY, JUNE :         Lego Builders Club 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 13:       Dance Workshop led by members of the Morton Center Dance Troupe
SATURDAY, JUNE 16:     Cushion Concert presented by harpist Melissa Gallant of the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra
Wednesday, June 20:      “Reading Takes You Everywhere” Craft event
Wednesday, June 27:       Lego Builders Club 2 to 3:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, JUNE 30:     Columbian Park’s Zoo Mobile presents “Animal Planet”:  2:00 & 3:15 p.m. FREE TICKETS REQUIRED!
                                               PLEASE NOTE: The zoo program will be held at 2:00 and then repeated at 3:15, as the audience is limited to 35 participants.
                                               FREE TICKETS for the Zoo Mobile program will be available on the day of the event at the children’s desk at 1:30 for the                                                      2:00 program & at 2:45 for the 3:15 program.

Children ages 8 & younger must be accompanied by an adult to all programs.
***** For SAFETY REASONS: Families should wait in the children’s area until the programs begin. Please do not wait outside the meeting rooms, in the teen area, or on the stairs. Thank you. *****

 

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